John Todd

John Todd is a lifelong resident of Rio Linda since 1969.

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Reducing Fire Risk in Sacramento County Parks

May 11, 2015

As multi-year drought conditions continue, Sacramento County’s Regional Parks have experienced an increase in wildfires. The lack of rain has stressed the parks’ trees and other vegetation, increasing flammability and lengthening the fire season. Regional Parks is responding to this increased threat with a more aggressive approach to fire fuel reduction and to firebreaks....


May 8, 2015

Fremont Police Department officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle call on Pico Road near Vargas Road on Sunday at 2:20 p.m. The reporting party said a man was sitting in a black Mini Cooper with his pants down and his rear end hanging out the window, police said. He later said...

Community Awareness Safety Alliance recap for May 6 2015

May 7, 2015

The bi-monthly CASA meeting was held at the Depot building yesterday, May 6th 2015. Sacramento County Sheriffs Department, California Highway Patrol, Fulton/El Camino Park Police, and Twin Rivers Police Department were in attendance. Also attending was Ted Wolter, Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan’s Chief of Staff and someone from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office. Our...

Knights Softball Player Named to All-Star Game

May 6, 2015

Congratulations to Rio Linda Lady Knights senior softball player Anna Ydiarte. She has been selected to the Optimist All-Star softball game. Anna is a right-handed pitcher who threw 24 innings this year, with 15 strikeouts and a 3.21 ERA. You can view her MaxPreps page here. The game will be played Wednesday, May 27,...

New Water Conservation Guidelines from RLECWD

May 1, 2015

In order to meet the new target usage requirements set by the Governor’s water conservation act, the Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District has issued new water conservation guidelines. Section 8 – Water Conservation Stage 3 Lawns and/or ground covers may be watered and landscaping/pastures may be irrigated, including construction meter irrigation, only during the...

Community Meetings & Events for May 2015

May 1, 2015

CASA – Community Awareness and Safety Alliance (Community Watch) Wednesday May 6th 6:00 pm Depot/Visitors Center, 6730 Front Street in Rio Linda (Last meeting until September) 21st Annual Farm and Tractor Days May 8th & 9th Dry Creek Ranch House, 6852 Dry Creek Road RIO LINDA VISIONS Monday May 11th 7:00 pm Fire Station 111, 6609...

21st Annual Farm & Tractor Days is set for May 8 & 9.

May 1, 2015

As the public’s interest in hobby farms heats up, a record crowd of attendees is expected at this year’s Farm and Tractor Days. Dozens of restored and vintage tractors Draft Horse and Mule Teams demonstrations (bigger and better this year!) Antique engines and farm equipment demonstrations A variety of farm animals and museum tours...

Driving Nolan Darnell—Affinity for Draft Horses and Mules

Apr 30, 2015

Corning, CA— “Come up!” crooned draft horse teamster Nolan Darnell to Purdy and Pepper, his white ”Molly” mules, directing them to pick up the pace as they briskly marched in tandem down a country lane surrounded by lush olive orchards. The distinctive crunch of gravel under steel-shod hooves, harness jingling and the vintage rig...

Spring 2015 – Pothole Sweeps Week

Apr 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA April 13, 2015 – The Sacramento County Department of Transportation (SACDOT) will start its “Spring 2015 – Pothole Sweeps Week,” April 13th 2015. This is an intensified effort to identify and repair potholes, and is part of a continuous effort to improve preventative maintenance activities for unincorporated area roadways.  Pothole sweeps are...

2015 Honorary Mayor Contest Begins April 9th

Apr 7, 2015

Around this time every year, the Rio Linda/Elverta Chamber of Commerce holds an annual “Honorary Mayor” fund-raising promotion to benefit the Chamber and a local non-profit group. Honorary Mayor candidates can be sponsored by groups such as the Lions, or the Rio Linda Little League, or schools, PTA, and churches. The candidate must live...

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